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cheeerupbuttercup:

Are you looking for natural ways to improve your mood, due to stress, anxiety, sorrow, or anger?
Our “Cheer up, Buttercup!” series lists just that! We have 56 tips to help you brighten your day. :)
Change your Self Talk
Write!
Don’t let negative influences stay in your life for longer than necessary
Maintain a good Network
Exercise!
Do productive things
You don’t have to hold it all in.
Do what you love
Indulge yourself
Don’t blame yourself
Look for the silver lining
Sleep
Bask in the sun!
Play with a pet
Repaint or reorganize your room
Give someone a hug
Reach out to someone
Fish, Brazil Nuts, and Orange Juice
Don’t over-schedule
Don’t forget about your health
Connect with others
Shop smart
Keep a daily journal
Listen to your favorite music
Eat three healthy meals a day
Gussy up
Watch a funny movie
Let yourself cry
Take a hot shower
Call up an old friend
Believe in yourself!
Dye your hair
Make your bed
Wear something you really like
Do something for someone else
Get some new ideas
Be thankful
Listen to inspiring, upbeat music
Make a list of quotes and lyrics that inspire you
Make a list of places you’d like to visit, or things you’d like to do within your lifetime
Bake or cook your favorite dish
Watch silly daytime television
Play a video game or a board game with friends
Write letters to your best friends and send them if you wish to
Start drawing, or a create a collage of how you’re feeling
Place a blanket in the dryer and wrap it around yourself
Make a cup of tea/coffee
Look up and learn breathing techniques
Run yourself a warm bath and fill it with aromatherapy oils
Paint your nails
Pray or Meditate
Take photographs of something that catches your eye
Look up funny cats and dogs on Youtube.
Fill in a CBT ABC worksheet or something similar
Invest in a punching bag

cheeerupbuttercup:

Are you looking for natural ways to improve your mood, due to stress, anxiety, sorrow, or anger?

Our “Cheer up, Buttercup!” series lists just that! We have 56 tips to help you brighten your day. :)

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"You don’t have to be good at starting over. You just have to be good at letting go." -Single Mom’s Club (Tyler Perry)

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Dip the paintbrush in colors that match the mood of your soul and paint me a picture of your life
Love looks forward, hate looks back, anxiety has eyes all over its head.
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
 Thomas Stephen Szasz (via ybb55)

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You were born to be real, not to be perfect. You are here to be you, not to live someone else’s life.

Every day you make some progress and every day you make a few mistakes. Through it all, your wisdom continues to grow and your experience continues to broaden.

Be gentle with yourself. Accept who you are, where you have been, and what you have to work with, for in this moment you can make positive use of it all.

Reach in and touch the purpose that makes you feel most alive. The world around you is filled with places where that purpose can do great things.

It is never too late to offer your unique and genuine gifts to life. Now is the time to do great things, even in the smallest of ways.

Choose to fully and graciously live life as it comes. The richest rewards by far are the ones to which you most sincerely give of yourself.